[LEAPSECS] it's WP7A week in Geneva
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Oct 3 07:17:28 EDT 2009
Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <1254164464.4ac107f0211cd at webmail.unb.ca>, "Richard B. Langley" writ
> Although I do appreciate what the context conveys, I did smile when I
> noticed that the last slide mentions "GPS time" but ends with
> "Only UTC can be disseminated".
> I don't know if GPS or POSIX time is the most diseeminated timescale,
> but I suspect they both beat UTC by an order of magnitude when it comes
> to number of receivers...
Almost every GPS receiver also applies the UTC corrections to produce a
UTC time. Infact, many of them can't externally produce any other time
than UTC. Some has the ability to deliver GPS time or UTC time. Only a
fraction of the receivers made only use GPS time, but then for some
So it is UTC and not GPS you should compare.
More information about the LEAPSECS